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The author of the book: Toby Litt
Edition: Vertigo
Date of issue: October 2nd 2013
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Language: English
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Spellbinding reading!


This is one-shot comic book published under the label of “Vertigo Comics” featuring nine different short illustrated stories made by nine different creative teams.


The general rating is based in the average sum of the individual ratings given to each short story contained in the book.


Cover art: Jenny Frison


DANIEL

Rating: **** ( 4 stars )

Writer & Illustrator: Steve Beach

Amusing tale, set in a typical contemporary All-American neighborhood, about three female kids which they are witches (in training, I guess) and that after bonding a friendship with an old man, they serve as a conduit during a seance to give a message to him from a very close person who was gone long ago.

Good chracters, cool artwork, but I felt that the ending lacks of some punch, still quite enjoyable reading.


BIRDIE

Rating: **** ( 4 stars )

Writer: Lauren Beukes

Illustrator: Gerhard Human

Crafty story, set in the future (2020) at the town of Atlantis, part of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, featuring a young girl with a fame of being able to speak to the dead and delivering messages from them but in a particular system. Due her notoriety a mob boss sends for her to check if a recent dead talked about him or his operations, however no one can control whose dead one(s) will be eager to deliver a message to which live one(s).

Great characters, the artwork could be better but it works fine, and an excellent development of the story taking in account the limitations of pages in the comic book.


MARS TO STAY

Rating: ***** ( 5 stars )

Writer: Brett Lewis

Illustrator: Cliff Chiang

Mind-blowing adventure, set in the future at the planet of Mars, where exploration teams have been sent through financing of commercial sponsors which sell the live feed of the mission to Cable TV audiences. Big Brother comes to Mars!!! There are already two teams at Mars, one American, one Japanese, but when a third team is crossing the red planet’s atmosphere, those get burn along with key supplies for the survival of the first two teams. And the “good” news? TV ratings are getting low having many sponsors to stop giving money, therefore “Mission Control” (more likely the TV show production) is unable to send a replacement third team with the much needed supplies. What happens in Mars... stays in Mars!!!

And the story is just beginning...

Well defined characters, acceptable artwork, a priceless premise with inventive setting and technology, definitely the best story of the bunch.


THIS WITCH’S WORK

Rating: *** ( 3 stars )
Writer: Annie Mok

Illustrator: Emily Carroll

A very brief account about a kinda paranormal technique to deal with overwhelming gruesome unfair events in life.

The story is too brief but it works enough to deliver its sad but powerful message.


LEGS

Rating: ***** ( 5 stars )

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Illustrator: Ming Doyle

Creepy good tale about how relevant is that you hear your mother when you are still a kid. If she tells you to do something for your own safety... listen to hear! Not matter how sillly it may sounds the warning... Mothers know best! Or, you will developed a very unusual lifestyle when you’d be a grown-up. Maybe your life won’t be so bad, but those around you will be quite unfortunate!

Gripping brief tale, with good characters, a functional artwork and an awesome twist at the end.


FELLOW TRAVELERS

Rating: ***** ( 5 stars )

Writer: Matthew Sturges

Illustrator: Shawn McManus

Wonderful fable, set in June 23rd, 1953, Washington, D.C., but in a reality where magic, witches and flying brooms (which they even can drive a car!) are common stuff, unfortunately so are the “witch hunts”. And not matter if a spell is performed to change reality, there are “witch hunts” that no one is able to escape from.

Priceless historic characters, vibrating artwork and an ingenious story, easily the second best one in the comic book.


LITTLE WITCH

Rating: *** ( 3 stars )

Writer: Akes Kot

Illustrator: Morgan Jeske

Sad story about a soldier and how he is unable to escape from his past and the regrets about his decisions during war.

Good characters, acceptable artwork and a crafty story to read.


Dead Boy Detectives in:

RUN RAGGED

Rating: * ( 1 star )

Writer: Toby Litt

Illustrators: Mark Buckingham & Victor Santos

Some meddling teenage self-appointed detectives in the middle of a mystery involving a hellish school.

I don’t like this story since it resulted to be the third part in a bigger story published in some other book. I don’t understand the point of publishing a chapter of a story in an anthology marketed as “one-shot” reading, therefore it’s supposed that I don’t need to read anything before or later to enjoy/understand the narrative at hand. If the creative team was unable to came up with a stand-alone tale to be developed in eight pages, please clear the room to some other creative team willing to do it.


RISE

Rating: **** ( 4 stars )

Writer: Mariah Huehner

Illustrator: Tula Lotay

A backpacker girl is finally doing the journey of her dreams after a lot of time planning, but her dream turns into a nightmare soon enough due the apparition of an insane spirit with a timeless grudge.

Rich characters, acceptable artwork, and a very good bittersweet style to work out this black comedy.










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Ebook The Witching Hour #1 read Online! Toby Litt was born in Bedfordshire, England, in 1968. He read English at Worcester College, Oxford, and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia where he was taught by Malcolm Bradbury, winning the 1995 Curtis Brown Fellowship. He lived in Prague from 1990 to 1993 and published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled Adventures in Capitalism, in 1996.

He is the author of the novels: Beatniks: An English Road Movie (1997), a modern On the Road transposed to middle-England; Corpsing (2000), a thriller set in London's Soho; and Deadkidsongs (2001), a dark tale of childhood. Exhibitionism (2002), is a collection of short stories that explore the boundaries of sex and sexuality. A short story by Toby Litt was included in the anthology All Hail the New Puritans (2000), edited by Matt Thorne and Nicholas Blincoe, and he has edited The Outcry (2001), Henry James's last completed novel, for Penguin in the UK.



Finding Myself (2003) is the story of what happens when budding author Victoria About gathers together ten friends for an all-expenses-paid holiday in Southwold in order to write up the ensuing events. His latest novel is Notes for a Young Gentleman.

In 2003 Toby Litt was nominated by Granta magazine as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'. He lives in London and is a member of English PEN.


Reviews of the The Witching Hour #1


LOUIE

Interesting and nontrivial story

FREDDIE

This book is awesome!

LILY

I really hated the book.

JOSEPH

When you regret the book ends!

MILLIE

You need to be clear about what this book is for and what it can give you.




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